February 26th, 2013 Categories: Silver Spring Neighborhoods
Northwood Park is the Oldest Subdivision in the North Four Corners area of Silver Spring. Northwood Park sits at the corner of Colesville Road (Route 29) and University Blvd. The oldest homes in Northwood Park were built in the mid 1930’s by Garden Homes Inc. The heavily wooded area has one of the largest and most popular Neighborhood Parks – North Four Corners Local Park. Northwood Park is part of the North Four Corners Citizens Association.
The houses are all unique, filled with the quaint charm, character and architectural details of a bygone era. One house was a home that was built to be exhibited in the 1939 World’s Fair in the “Town of Tommorow”. This home was recently featured at the National Building Museum in Washington DC. Several other houses were used as model “showcase homes” by the Washington Gas Light Company in the 1930’s.
Northwood Park is a communter’s dream! With a location just seconds to an entrance to the Capitol Beltway (495), one can be anywhere in the Washington DC and Baltimore Metro Areas with relative ease.
The heavily wooded, hilly neighborhood has streets with names ending in wood, such as Northwood Avenue, Southwood, Tmberwood, Pinewood and Edgewood.
Within walking distance:
Woodmoor Shopping Center
Four Corners Safeway
New – Red Maple Restaurant
Newly Re-Opened – Four Corners Pub (Beloved by locals for many many years)
Montgomery Blair High School
4 Corners Neighborhood Park
Northwest Branch Park
Sligo Creek Park
Within Minutes by Car:
Forest Glen METRO Station
Wheaton and Silver Spring METRO Stations
Burnt Mills Shopping Center with Trader Joes
Downtown Silver Spring
University of Maryland
Downtown Washington DC and Bethesda
Holy Cross Hospital
White Oak Shopping Center
Martin Luther King Jr Park and Pool
Wheaton Regional Park with Brookside Gardens and the Wheaton Riding Stable
Public Schools serving the Northwood Park Neighborhood:
Elementary – Forest Knolls Elementary – K – 5th
Middle School – Silver Spring International – 6th – 8th Grades
High School – Northwood High School or Downcounty High School Consortium (Choice of Wheaton High, Einstien, Montgomery Blair or Kennedy High Schools)
In the early 1950’s and into the early 1960’s, many more homes were built in several in new subdivisions carved out of the North Four Corners area, next to Northwood Park. These Subdivisions are: Northwood Knolls, Northwood Park View and Northwood Village.